UP Investors Summit 2022: PM Modi Visits BrahMos Aerospace's Display Showcasing India's Firepower

Swarajya Staff

Jun 04, 2022, 02:55 PM | Updated 02:55 PM IST

PM Modi at BrahMos Aerospace display
PM Modi at BrahMos Aerospace display

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the display by BrahMos Aerospace showcasing the firepower of India at the third Groundbreaking Ceremony of Uttar Pradesh Investors Summit 2022 on Friday (3 June).

PM Modi was accompanied by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

During his address at the Groundbreaking Ceremony, PM Modi said that the defence corridor being built in UP will present great possibilities for the state.

It should be noted that several defence firms including BrahMos Aerospace have signed pacts with the Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA) for establishing manufacturing units in the defence corridor.

BrahMos Aerospace, an Indo-Russian joint venture between India's DRDO and Russia's NPO Mashinostroyenia, is the manufacturer of world's fastest supersonic cruise missile BrahMos.

The defence firm had earlier signed an agreement with UPEIDA to set up the BrahMos manufacturing centre, a modern and state-of-art facility in the Lucknow node of UP Defence Industrial Corridor (UPDIC).

The foundation stone of the BrahMos manufacturing facility was laid by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in December last year.

The facility will be spread over 200 acres and produce the new BRAHMOS-NG (Next Generation) variant, which carries forward the lineage of the BRAHMOS weapons system.

The manufacturing centre would be ready over the next two to three years and will commence production at a rate of 80-100 BRAHMOS-NG missiles per year.

The UPDIC is one of the two defence corridors being set up in the country to support the growth of the defence sector and enhance manufacturing capacity in the sector.

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